Three Clarice Cliff plates in the Bizarre Lightning, Original Bizarre and Bizarre Swirls patterns, the largest with a diameter of 12in (30cm) – estimated at $600-800 in Christie’s online-only auction.

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It is the first time the auctioneers have offered a collection of Clarice Cliff in an online-only auction and will be sold to benefit the Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan.

Offered in a timed auction running from August 14-25, bidding on all lots opens at $100 and the overall sale is expected to raise at least $100,000.

Christie’s played a pivotal role in putting the spotlight on Clarice Cliff in the 1990s via specialist auctions in its South Kensington saleroom which closed last month. Some lots appearing here had been previously sold at CSK.

Christie’s said the sale – a test for its growing online-only model – is an “exciting opportunity for new and established collectors alike to acquire works by this charismatic designer”.